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Jacksonville is one of the most respected volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County. We are known for excellence and professional demeanor in field operations as well as the station. We are consistently on the forefront of the latest technology and equipment available.

Types of Members

Membership can begin as early as age 16. Emergency Services Members perform firefighting, rescue, and/or emergency medical services as well as fundraising and day-to-day cleaning/maintenance of the station and equipment. Administrative members perform various tasks such as bookkeeping and fundraising and are not required to pursue training.

 

Required Training

It takes about 123 hours of training to become a basic firefighter and 180 hours of training to become an Emergency Medical Technician. All training is provided at no cost to the members either in-house or through the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute (MFRI). Classes are scheduled on evenings, weekends, and over the summer to meet the needs of individuals with full-time employment. Accomodations are also available for individuals that already have certifications.

 

Tax Benefits / LOSAP Program

The State of Maryland provides retirement benefits to volunteers after 25 years of active service. Also, active members can receive up to a $5,000 tax deduction on their State income taxes in addition to deductions for mileage, clothing, and equipment.

 

Station Tour / Ride-Along

It is highly recommended that you visit our firehouse prior to submitting the application. This visit will help you decide if your future goals match what we offer at JVFC. We also offer a ride-along program that allows non-members to go on calls with us and see what it is really like.

 

Application Process

The process takes approximately one month. Upon receipt of your application, an interview will be scheduled. This is a good time for you to ask specific questions about our firehouse and our policies/procedures. A $100 application fee will also be due at the interview. After your interview, background check, and drug testing have been performed, our Board of Directors will evaluate your application at their monthly meeting, held on the first Monday of every month.

 

Application Download

If this all sounds like something that you are prepared to embark upon, please follow the link below to print the three page application form. The completed application form may be dropped off at the station or mailed to us.

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company - Application for Membership (PDF)

 

Questions / Additional Information

Jacksonville would like to thank you for your interest in our company and wish you the best of luck. Hopefully within the next few months you too can be a proud member of this fire company and part of our family helping others.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.

 
 
 
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